Nursing Instructor, Undergraduate Clinical Education
Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing
Office: WS 1517 CHS Building 1
Email: lcortrig@samford.edu
Phone: 205-726-4666

Laura Elisabeth Wynn is a native of Alabama and an instructor in Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing’s undergraduate program. She graduated from The University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and practiced as a labor and delivery nurse for eighteen years. In 2020, she earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of West Georgia, completing a capstone project of an escape room simulation that focused on the care of patients with renal impairment.

Wynn has worked in clinical education for five years in both an A.D.N. and a B.S.N. nursing program. She has developed and executed multiple simulation experiences for nursing students and has taught adult health nursing, foundations of nursing and maternal-infant nursing. In her time as a clinical instructor, she coordinated skills fairs and validations for the associate degree nursing program. Wynn resides with her husband, Joel, and three of her four children in Springville, Alabama. Wynn is passionate about using her gifts to serve future nurses and using the nursing profession to minister to the community.

Degrees and Certifications

  • M.S.N. University of West Georgia
  • B.S.N. University of Alabama at Birmingham

Awards and Honors

  • M.S.N. Nurse Educator Outstanding Students, University of West Georgia, 2020
  • Sigma Theta Tau Inductee, 2020, 1999

Involvement/Professional Societies

  • Alabama State Nurses Association
  • Birmingham Chapter of American Association of Critical Care Nurses
  • American Association of Colleges of Nursing
  • American Nurses Association
  • American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Expertise

  • Women’s and Infant’s Health Nursing
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing

Recent Publications

  • Wynn, L. (2021). An escape room simulation focused on renal-impairment for prelicensure nursing students. Teaching and Learning in Nursing, 16(1), 95-99. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.teln.2020.09.006

Research Areas

  • Obstetrical nursing
  • Teaching and learning strategies
  • Adult health nursing
  • Clinical education